Charity Christmas Tree Event Winners Announced

December 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

The winners of this year’s Charity Christmas Tree event have been announced, with Open Airways placing first to win $3,250.00, Menuhin Foundation placing second to win $1,250.00, while Kaleidoscope earned a $1,000 donation by placing third, and all the charities that took part receiving a $750 donation.

A spokesperson said, “The time has come to announce the winners of this year’s Charity Christmas Tree Event.

  • 1st place – Open Airways, who will receive an additional donation of $3,250.00.
  • 2nd place – Menuhin Foundation, who will receive an additional donation of $1,250.00.
  • 3rd place – Kaleidoscope, who will receive an additional donation of $1,000.00.

“Thanks to the community members that came out and voted for their favorite tree as we counted over 1000 votes!

“This year’s People’s Choice Award goes to Tomorrow’s Voices.

“We would also like to thank all the other charities for doing such a great job on decorating their tree. We know how hard it was for the judges to pick the winners!

  • BDA Mental Health
  • Connectech Coding
  • Friends of Library
  • SummerHaven Trust
  • The Carter House Charity
  • Transformation Living Centre

“All charities that took part did receive a $750.00 donation.

“We are so grateful to QBE Foundation for sponsoring this event as none of this could be possible without them.  We would also like to thank Washington Mall and Signworx. The Charity Christmas Tree Event has been in existence since 2013 [missing a couple of years because of covid] and has provided over $85,000.00 in donations to local registered charities! We hope for its return in 2024.”

Leanne Wheatley from the QBE Foundation said, “The QBE Foundation is proud to support community organizations working on inclusion and climate resilience through the Washington Mall Christmas Tree event. Our focus is on creating strong, resilient, and inclusive communities, and it is with great pleasure that we announce our deserving winners, Open Airways, Menuhin Foundation and Kaleidoscope.

“We extend our sincere thanks to each charity, participant and organizer that helped make this event a success, and as we approach the holiday season, the QBE Foundation would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday period.”

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